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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Virginia-United States Of America

Virginia stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. It is one of the country's most historic and scenic states. Driving trails link more than 250 Civil War sites across Virginia. Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy in the Civil War, has many fine old buildings and cultural options. Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown (the birthplace of the USA) make up the three points of Colonial Virginia's historic triangle in the state's southeastern corner.Shenandoah Valley, with its caverns, waterfalls and popular resorts, is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains to the west. Norfolk is an important Atlantic seaport and home to the world's largest naval base. The Chesapeake Bay is a complex ecosystem with a long history of pirates and shipwrecks. Today it has thriving oyster farms and is popular for fishing, swimming, boating and sailing. The first wine was made in Virginia in 1608, and now the state's growing wine industry boasts over 100 wineries

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